Christopher Sprigman on creativity without copyright

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July 17, 2012

Christopher Sprigman, professor of law at the University of Virginia discusses his forthcoming book, The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation sparks Innovation, co-authored with Kal Raustiala. The book is an accessible look at how industries that are not generally protected by intellectual property law, such as the fashion and culinary industries, are nevertheless thriving and innovative. Sprigman explains why this happens and what the phenomenon can teach us about other industries, such as the music and movie industries.

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